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Oppose Bigotry in Every Form

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“The truths underlying religion are eternal. They cannot be invented. There will always be differences of emphasis, according to the varying needs of the times. The fundamental truths, however, remain forever the same.” — Paramhansa Yogananda, The Essence of Self-Realization

“Our duty is to keep alive in man his spiritual intuitions. To oppose and counteract – after due investigation and proof of its irrational nature – bigotry in every form, religious, scientific, or social, and cant above all, whether as religious sectarianism or as belief in miracles or anything supernatural. What we have to do is to seek to obtain knowledge of all the laws of nature, and to diffuse it. To encourage the study of those laws least understood by modern people, the so-called Occult Sciences, based on the true knowledge of nature, instead of, as at present, on superstitious beliefs based on blind faith and authority.” – H.P. Blavatsky, The Key to Theosophy, p. 48

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Posted by on July 11, 2016 in Articles

 

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What God Says About The Poor

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Proverbs 14:31 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

 

Proverbs 17:5 Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.

 

Proverbs 19:17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

 

Psalm 12:5 “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”

 

Isaiah 58:1-10 “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?  Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

 

Matthew 25:31-40 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.  And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?  And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2016 in Articles

 

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Love Thy Neighbor

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Love thy Neighbor – Christ’s Answer to Religion

Love thy neighbor was, in part, Jesus’ answer when the Pharisees, the chief religious sect of that day, asked Him about the greatest commandment in the Law (See Matthew 22:36-40). These religious leaders had made almost an art form of classifying all the various laws and giving them relative degrees of importance, so in asking Jesus this question, their aim was to test Him. His answer stunned them: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2015 in Articles

 

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Mega Hypocrites?

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How a Megachurch Melts Down

Database of Megachurches in the U.S.

Apparently, feeding the homeless, also known as food sharing, is the newest misdemeanor to hit the street. This is such a growing problem that the National Coalition for the Homeless released a report in October titled Share No More: The Criminalization Efforts to Feed People in Need.

Here are 9 important things you need to know about homeless feeding bans:

  1. Over the last two years, 21 cities have restricted food sharing. Ten others are currently working to restrict food sharing practices.
  2. Proponents of food sharing bans believe providing meals to the homeless is a form of enabling.
  3. A Key West city commissioner, Tony Yaniz, suggested a local soup kitchen should cut back on their services saying, “What we’ve got to do is quit making it cozy . . . let’s not feed them anymore.”
  4. 57 U.S. cities have attempted to restrict, ban or relocate food sharing. Florida leads the charge with 11 cities on the list, the most of any state in the country.
  5. Due to increased demand, 78 percent of cities had to reduce the number of times a person could visit the food pantry each month and 66 percent had to turn people away due to lack of resources.
  6. Those who ignore food-sharing bans can face hefty fines and even jail time for extending compassion to someone that is hungry.
  7. According to the USDA, 14.3 percent of the U.S. population, which equates to 17.5 million households, were food insecure in 2013. Of those, 6.8 million households were considered as having very low food security — unchanged from the previous two years.
  8. Permits to feed the homeless in Sacramento, California can be as high as $1,250 and an organization may have a maximum of four permits per year.
  9. It wasn’t until November 19, 2009, that the United States joined the world consensus that The Right to Food is an international human right.

What does the Bible say about Feeding The Hungry?

What does the Bible say about The Homeless?

What does the Bible say about Hypocrisy?

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Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Articles

 

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It’s a Commandment, Remember?

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Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Articles

 

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Catechism for a Witch’s Child

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Catechism for a Witch’s Child

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2015 in Articles

 

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Jesus Was a Feminist

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Luke 10:38-42 King James Version (KJV)

Jesus Was A Feminist by Leonard Swidler

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2015 in Articles

 

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